Facing New Challenges is a program that provides information on caring for someone with memory loss and teaches new communication techniques for caregivers. It will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 at the OSF Institute on Aging, 8600 Illinois Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria. A chapter education specialist will explain normal aging vs. aging with dementia, safety concerns including driving and wandering, community resources, planning for the future and agency services. Time will also be allotted for specific questions about memory loss.
The program Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at Washington District Library at Five Points Washington, 380 N. Wilmor Road, Washington. Trained staff will teach individuals how to better communicate with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The program also will help prepare caregivers for behavioral changes and ways to respond should they occur.
Both programs cost $5 per person for materials. Register today by calling the office at 309.681.1000 or 800.272.3900.
For a complete list of upcoming programs scheduled near you, pick up a flyer in our office or check out the chapter website, www.alz.org/illinoiscentral.
The Alzheimer’s Association – Central Illinois Chapter, is a donor-supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in central Illinois. Its three office locations – Quincy, Peoria, and Dixon – serve the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias; advocate for policy changes and research funding; and work in conjunction with its national offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., to advance research toward prevention, treatment and a cure. Core programs include information and referral, care consultations, education, support groups, and safety services.
For disease, caregiver and program information, visit www.alz.org/illinoiscentral.